We have already identified several fields/areas on the UKCS where Gas2Wire can be deployed commercially and we are currently in discussions with several operators. Our combination of technologies enables us to offset decommissioning and improve resource recovery, thereby maximising the value of existing asset(s), whilst at the same time, lowering carbon intensity.
It might not be as apparently obvious, but another area where we can help is in enhanced oil recovery (EOR). Oil fields without a feasible gas export route can become restricted by a rising GOR – the reinjection of associated gas used for EOR eventually becoming the reason production ceases, unless the ‘excess’ to handling capacity is flared. This is just one such scenario where Gas2Wire can help, allowing production to continue and flaring to be avoided.
Another option is in a post-CoP scenario, where anaerobic bacteria have been left behind to recover residual oil – released in the form of hydrogen and/or methane, aka microbial enhanced oil recovery (MEOR). Placing facilities in cold suspension mode at the time of CoP allows for their reuse and Gas2Wire to be installed once a secondary gas cap has formed.
Using the gas at its source, to generate electricity for export, will eventually allow the associated emissions to be reinjected back into the reservoir. In the meantime, it will remove the need to transport the gas, along with the associated energy and efficiency losses (leakages, shrinkage, etc.).